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VolumeDrive – $4.95 1GB OpenVZ VPS in Scranton

Tags: , , Date/Time: April 9, 2011 @ 2:28 pm, by LowEndAdmin

VolumeDrive As posted on LowEndTalk, VolumeDrive has updated its VPS plan, which we reported 11 months ago. It was already a very good package back then, and VD has just made the spec even better! For $4.95/month, this is what you will get for their “VPS Package 1”.

  • 1GB guaranteed/2GB burstable memory
  • 50GB storage
  • 2000GB/month data transfer
  • OpenVZ/vePortal

VolumeDrive have their servers in Scranton PA, which is close to where their headquarter is. They might have colo their servers with BurstNet, as traceroute would go through Burst/HostNoc’s routers before landing on their IP. It did post some pretty nice benchmark, however they also seem to have OpenVZ UBC set at rather strange values that cause issues in everyday operations. Getting support also seems to be a frustrating exercise for some. After all, the specification shows quite impressive figures, but whether you can use it is another matter.

I did call VolumeDrive an established company. Domain registered in 2006, but still have both NS on the adjacent IP addresses.

The original owner of LowEndBox known as "LowEndAdmin" or "LEA" for short founded LowEndBox in 2008 and created the concept of hosting applications on low resource "Low End Boxes". After creating the roots of the community that we know today, "LEA" stepped aside and allowed others to carry the torch forward.

195 Comments

  1. Hmm, the specs look so great. I’m wondering how can they price even lower than BurstNet.

    April 9, 2011 @ 2:41 pm | Reply
  2. fajar:

    ordering one, gonna see how is their service..

    April 9, 2011 @ 2:42 pm | Reply
    • deltadevil:

      ordered one still waiting for the login info, 12 hours passed.

      April 10, 2011 @ 11:54 am | Reply
  3. Looks like they colo with burst, This traceroute doesnt leave Burst’s DC.

      7    16 ms    15 ms    15 ms  ldn-b2-link.telia.net [213.248.93.69]
      8    16 ms    15 ms    16 ms  ldn-bb1-link.telia.net [80.91.250.225]
      9    87 ms    88 ms    88 ms  nyk-bb1-link.telia.net [80.91.249.249]
     10    90 ms    89 ms    89 ms  nyk-b5-link.telia.net [80.91.248.146]
     11   101 ms    98 ms    99 ms  213.248.95.190
     12   102 ms   102 ms   128 ms  core.sctn01.volumedrive.com [64.191.116.246]
     13   101 ms   142 ms   146 ms  volumedrive.com [204.124.180.10]
    
    April 9, 2011 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
    • Just curious. What are you looking within that tracert to determine that it’s Burst?

      April 9, 2011 @ 3:14 pm | Reply
      • 64.191.116.246 belongs to burst.

        And it doesnt look like its leaving the burst dc.

        April 9, 2011 @ 3:17 pm | Reply
        • Thanks. I see that the 64.* IP is actually within hostnoc.net space but that’s controlled by Burst. Just wondering what you were looking at.

          Looks like that have a /22 assigned to them:

          http://whois.domaintools.com/204.124.180.10

          I wonder how much of it is left.

          April 9, 2011 @ 3:26 pm | Reply
        • Considering there recent Sale not many probably. Shame i didnt get one :(

          April 9, 2011 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
    • Tom:

      drmike + Daniel you should meet each other offline, you got so much in common that after reading your comments I want to puke myself.

      You 2 are the biggest mindfuckers I have seen in quite a while. If you don’t have any experience with the provider bitch less, people can use google and wht search themselves when they will want research more on the provider.

      You are talking about there old ip block dating 2008, but little do you even on what block they provision now. http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-173-242-112-0-1

      Research more before you bitch about something or don’t bitch all when you don’t have the facts.

      Disgusting.

      April 9, 2011 @ 5:19 pm | Reply
      • Gary:

        This is barely even in English, what the fuck?

        April 9, 2011 @ 10:20 pm | Reply
      • Little Birdie:

        Word. They have a huge ass room inside of Burst’s facility, that any *real* client can easily get a tour of. For the record, I have multiple servers colo’d with them and VolumeDrive has been nothing short of spectacular to deal with for the 3 years that I’ve been with them.

        April 10, 2011 @ 9:40 am | Reply
      • Where in my comment did I bitch? I asked a simple question as I didn’t understand something. Kind of the point of these comments and the talk forums.

        Really getting tired of the asinine commenters and providers we have here.

        April 10, 2011 @ 2:57 pm | Reply
      • Oh, and if you’re going to insult someone, be man enough to put your real name on the comment.

        April 10, 2011 @ 3:00 pm | Reply
        • M.M:

          He won’t put his name I’m sure. But if so I will join to fight him in your gang though, even though I’m in other side of earth :/ (Disgusting!!!!!)

          Simply has no point! Maybe better we ignore such comments.

          Disgusting I mean, With Regards!!!

          April 10, 2011 @ 8:52 pm | Reply
  4. mina:

    http://www.robtex.com/as/as46664.html#graph Their IP network, which only upstream seems to be BurstNet.

    April 9, 2011 @ 3:17 pm | Reply
  5. http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1036248

    Just read though that thread. Nice to see a provider act professionally. Some of the providers here should also read through that thread as they have a long way to go before they’re up at that level.

    Big +1 from me. Although the contenidosonline issue at the end concerns me a bit. Was only 48 minutes though before complaining and then says that they were going to cancel.

    April 9, 2011 @ 3:19 pm | Reply
    • What is your point? LEA has already posted that link.

      April 9, 2011 @ 3:22 pm | Reply
      • I think I covered this but the point I was trying to make was that they acted professionally. Many hosts don’t get how important that is. I said that I had read through that thread. I’m big on giving references and that’s why I included the link that LEA gave.

        April 9, 2011 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
        • PenguinTux:

          +1 to that. Customer service, public relations and how you interact with mad and happy clients matter. Some hosts forget what first impression means (such as veVPS).

          April 9, 2011 @ 7:05 pm | Reply
    • Joe Merit:

      How professional is it to give everyone extremely low limits and then only raise the limits when people complain?

      April 9, 2011 @ 3:48 pm | Reply
      • Probably to tackle abusive clients on the HN

        April 9, 2011 @ 3:50 pm | Reply
      • Actually I would think it’s very professional. That way resources are allocated to those who truly need them. iTom covers this in his follow up on the first page of that thread.

        Considering those people complaining are moaning and complaining first to a third party webforum instead of opening a ticket like they should be doing, I think the VolumeDrive rep kept his or her cool and sounded professional. The people complaining sounded more like they were interested in complaining than getting the issue resolved. Zidit was interested in other people’s opinion while other folks were just complaining.

        Granted it may be too low….

        April 9, 2011 @ 4:34 pm | Reply
        • Joe Merit:

          So what you are saying is that some people “truly need” the resources and some people
          don’t “truly need” them ? Shouldn’t everyone paying the $4.95/month get the same thing?

          April 9, 2011 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
        • Snape:

          I’ve long been an advocate of providers setting sane and rational UBL limits, because the default settings so many use are really just an invitation to disaster. (“Oh look, I can open 9.9 million TCP connections!” <– a fantastically bad idea, as just one of many examples.) I view 'em just like CPU or bandwidth limits – an important part of well-thought-out resource management.

          That said, some of those limits do look slihtly on the low side, period. Particularly numiptent – most firewalls are going to exceed 128 rules by quite a ways, just on the default settings.

          April 9, 2011 @ 11:36 pm | Reply
  6. sidlav:

    Do they allow torrents and rapidleech type scripts? Cant find TOS anywhere on their site.

    April 9, 2011 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
    • Interesting. Their TOS and AUP links are just dummies.

      April 9, 2011 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
  7. Wow, 4.95 buck for 1 Gig? I’m very-very afraid for that cheap price.

    April 9, 2011 @ 3:28 pm | Reply
  8. DG:

    Anyone got one of these? Whats the main node specs?

    April 9, 2011 @ 3:41 pm | Reply
  9. Hmmm, their about page appears to be a copy and paste:

    http://www.google.com/search?q='is+a+hosting+company+dedicated+to+being+the+best+in+the+industry.+We+have+a+wide+number+of+solutions%2C+both+for+personal+use%2C+all+the+way+to+large+scale+enterprise+users

    Not sure if their the ones being copied or that they did it themselves. Just me noticing something.

    April 9, 2011 @ 4:42 pm | Reply
    • Snape:

      It’s also worth pointing out that their “headquarters” in Pennsylvania is actually a UPS Store, i.e. just a mail drop. Who owns the company and where they actually are is an enigma wrapped in a mystery.

      April 9, 2011 @ 4:51 pm | Reply
      • Hmmm, I wonder how the food is at the Moe‘s. :D

        *shrug* Gotta admit that that doesn’t bother me as much as it used to. Changing addresses with a corporation is a pain. Also while many folks disdain private whois, many corporations use mail drops of one sort or another for their official address. May also be a zoning issue in that state where you can’t operate businesses out of one’s home.

        Not disagreeing with you. Just saying it’s pretty much commonplace now a days.

        April 9, 2011 @ 5:03 pm | Reply
        • Snape:

          It’s pretty commonplace, sure. I just find it interesting that while they are registered in PA as a business, no officers are listed, nor any other address than their UPS Store one. They have their name marked with (TM) on their website, but it’s not registered – as far as I can tell – with the USPTO. If you hunt around long enough on the web, you’ll find two phone numbers for them – one on PA, and one in New Jersey. After poking through the Wayback Machine, I can say they once employed a web designer named “Max”, and may be owned by a guy named David Black, who lives on 17 acres in North Carolina and used to be involved with relay.net, back in the 1990s… and those are really the only names I can associate with the company, despite their having been around for four-five years. Not a single employee/ex-employee on LinkedIn, or anywhere else that I can find…

          April 9, 2011 @ 6:15 pm | Reply
      • Perhaps even “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” :)

        (That’s Churchill BTW, referring to Russia in 1939.)

        April 9, 2011 @ 9:56 pm | Reply
      • bob:

        Who owns the company and where they actually are is an enigma wrapped in a mystery.

        http://www.facebook.com/people/Josh-Bohanon/100000495206032

        April 9, 2011 @ 11:19 pm | Reply
  10. Ztc:

    Ordered for testing,
    No instant provisioning, just meantioning for the caring people.

    April 9, 2011 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
    • Ztc:

      Mentioning.

      April 9, 2011 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
      • Ztc:

        My server is online now. Didn’t take so long :) ( First post was right after the order, do the math )

        April 9, 2011 @ 6:51 pm | Reply
        • Ztc:

          Also, burstable to 2GB.

          April 9, 2011 @ 6:54 pm | Reply
        • Sam42:

          Post some info about cpu/ram ?

          April 9, 2011 @ 8:09 pm | Reply
        • M.M:

          That is a crazy offer! I notice too they use VePortal, which is not used almost anywhere except @ Burst.net, they most likely not Colo but reselling.

          April 9, 2011 @ 9:34 pm | Reply
  11. Have IPv6? Can you provide a IPv6 address to traceroute?

    April 9, 2011 @ 6:36 pm | Reply
  12. PenguinTux:

    Great offer. You can’t really expect support at that price. I’m picking me up one.

    April 9, 2011 @ 7:11 pm | Reply
  13. Omio:

    Whats a language !!

    Service scan
    SMTP – 25 220 mail.volumedrive.com Motha Fuckin VolumeDrive Biatch!

    HTTP – 80 HTTP/1.0 200 OK
    Date: Sat, 09 Apr 2011 19:13:50 GMT
    Server: Apache/2.2.3 (Debian) PHP/5.2.9-0.dotdeb.0 with Suhosin-Patch mod_perl/2.0.2 Perl/v5.8.8
    X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.9-0.dotdeb.0
    POP3 – 110 +OK Hello there.

    April 9, 2011 @ 7:24 pm | Reply
    • PenguinTux:

      Lol, where are you seeing such language? I’m interested to see…

      April 11, 2011 @ 1:38 am | Reply
      • $ telnet volumedrive.com 25
        Trying 204.124.180.10...
        Connected to volumedrive.com.
        Escape character is '^]'.
        220 mail.volumedrive.com Motha Fuckin VolumeDrive Biatch!
        

        Scare the hell out of my telnet client.

        April 11, 2011 @ 4:22 am | Reply
        • Raj:

          I can’t even lie, I truly did LOL when I saw that.

          April 11, 2011 @ 4:27 am | Reply
        • OH LOL, that is funny n_n I think is good :D

          April 11, 2011 @ 4:57 am | Reply
  14. Omio:

    volumedrive vps is not good low price vps comes with low quality
    highly limit in vps showing 4gb ram but giving permission to use maybe 512mb ram site always getting hang slow performance never reply in mail
    its totaly suckz
    see limitation :
    http://screensnapr.com/v/wwoYm5.png

    April 9, 2011 @ 7:30 pm | Reply
  15. PenguinTux:

    Where’s the order link LEA? :D

    April 9, 2011 @ 7:38 pm | Reply
  16. DG:

    @ Tim Flavin am not expecting much for under $5 however I am thinking more along the lines of how many VPSes are they having to jam per single e5620 cpu, After all its not like we’re talking “budget” hardware.

    April 9, 2011 @ 8:10 pm | Reply
  17. Craig:

    they have very good specs for the price,
    i hope they also keep the good performance :)

    April 9, 2011 @ 9:06 pm | Reply
  18. Kevin Wall:

    Hi!

    I have one of these babys, they run smoothly for the price.

    I hope they will keep it up even if they add more VPS to the node.

    April 9, 2011 @ 10:01 pm | Reply
  19. I just signed up for Semoweb with 256 MB RAM. Would it be advisable to switch to this since it gives you so much more?

    I am on the west coast so Semoweb is closer to me.

    April 9, 2011 @ 10:15 pm | Reply
    • PenguinTux:

      I reside on the west coast (California, to be exact) as well.

      To be honest, I do not understand VolumeDrive’s business model, but them being in business for 4-5 years shows they know what they are doing.

      Personally, I have not faced issues with either semoweb or volumedrive.

      However I would keep both for the following reasons:
      1.) Different locations
      2.) Mixed reviews on Volumedrive
      3.) Different providers – never put all your eggs in one basket.
      4.) Both are only a few bucks – keep it and lock in the price.

      I have not seen anything bad about SemoWeb so I am trusting my important info with them and keeping volumedrive as my play box. Of course I take offsite backups nonetheless :)

      April 14, 2011 @ 9:01 pm | Reply
      • Ya Semo seems real solid. If I don’t need the extra memory I’ll stick with Semoweb.

        April 27, 2011 @ 6:04 pm | Reply
  20. bob:

    Wow please don’t order this VPS. I tried it a couple weeks ago and it was horrible. I left a comment in another post.

    The IO wait is insane. I’m talking about the entire VPS locking up for hours if you are reading a 50 megabyte file. You will also be unable to login through SSH because of the IO wait sometimes. The control panel also goes down randomly.

    The support is really bad too. I emailed them asking to cancel my account, and they deleted it instantly instead of leaving it up until the end of my term which was about 3 more weeks.

    April 9, 2011 @ 11:08 pm | Reply
  21. BluePanda:

    Is this 1GB burst or 1GB guaranteed?

    April 9, 2011 @ 11:10 pm | Reply
    • fajar:

      got 2GB ram, i think 1GB is guaranteed

      April 10, 2011 @ 12:28 am | Reply
      • BluePanda:

        It seems you have been a customer for a very long time. Long enough to know what they are really like.

        How is the VPS for you? Still having issues with the I/O wait? Do you ever experience any problems?

        April 10, 2011 @ 12:30 am | Reply
        • fajar:

          nope, i’m new with volumedrive… :)

          April 10, 2011 @ 12:40 am | Reply
        • BluePanda:

          Oh, i thought you were bob for a second.

          Sorry about that and thanks for the benchmark below :)

          April 10, 2011 @ 12:41 am | Reply
  22. fajar:
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Benchmark Run: Sun Apr 10 2011 00:08:00 - 00:36:03
    1 CPU in system; running 1 parallel copy of tests
    
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables        6728388.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Double-Precision Whetstone                     1651.5 MWIPS (9.5 s, 7 samples)
    Execl Throughput                               2449.9 lps   (29.6 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks        296395.8 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks           80464.0 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks        651373.1 KBps  (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Pipe Throughput                              494115.6 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Pipe-based Context Switching                 158663.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    Process Creation                               7538.7 lps   (30.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                   4023.9 lpm   (60.0 s, 2 samples)
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                    574.8 lpm   (60.1 s, 2 samples)
    System Call Overhead                         412322.5 lps   (10.0 s, 7 samples)
    
    System Benchmarks Index Values               BASELINE       RESULT    INDEX
    Dhrystone 2 using register variables         116700.0    6728388.6    576.6
    Double-Precision Whetstone                       55.0       1651.5    300.3
    Execl Throughput                                 43.0       2449.9    569.8
    File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks          3960.0     296395.8    748.5
    File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks            1655.0      80464.0    486.2
    File Copy 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks          5800.0     651373.1   1123.1
    Pipe Throughput                               12440.0     494115.6    397.2
    Pipe-based Context Switching                   4000.0     158663.5    396.7
    Process Creation                                126.0       7538.7    598.3
    Shell Scripts (1 concurrent)                     42.4       4023.9    949.0
    Shell Scripts (8 concurrent)                      6.0        574.8    958.0
    System Call Overhead                          15000.0     412322.5    274.9
                                                                       ========
    System Benchmarks Index Score                                         559.9
    

    looks good to me on after 5 hours since provisioned…, gonna see 3-4 days again…

    April 10, 2011 @ 12:39 am | Reply
  23. PenguinTux:

    I should also include that its 2 GB Burst RAM. The VPS I got is 1 GB dedicated and 2 GB Burst. LEA might want to modify his post to reflect this :)

                 total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
    Mem:          2048         40       2007          0          0          0
    -/+ buffers/cache:         40       2007
    Swap:            0          0          0
    
    April 10, 2011 @ 8:33 pm | Reply
    • M.M:

      Hi,

      Are you able to use that much ram? As I can’t really trust getting even 50% of this RAM with such price, because of expected UBC throttle. I think if you try you wont be able to, even though I hope so :)

      Thanks!

      April 10, 2011 @ 9:00 pm | Reply
      • Likely it’s going to swap first. Remember that in OpenVZ, even if your memory pages get swapped out, they are still counted as “used”.

        April 10, 2011 @ 11:28 pm | Reply
        • M.M:

          Thanks a lot for clarification :) Even though I’m not sure if I correctly get it.

          But what I meant was some who puts strict limits on those parameters, meaning if your VPS use for instance a lot of processes you may not be able to use even 50% of allocated RAM, while if you are using few processes that demands a lot of memory you will then only be able to utilize the full RAM. That’s what I notice at least, and which keeps me curious :)

          April 12, 2011 @ 4:26 am | Reply
  24. beni:

    can’t even running easyapache on their 4gb plan :(

    /home/cpeasyapache/src/httpd-2.2.17/srclib/apr/configure:Error: decision on anonymous shared memory allocation method failed
    /home/cpeasyapache/src/httpd-2.2.17/srclib/apr/configure: fork: Cannot allocate memory
    /home/cpeasyapache/src/httpd-2.2.17/srclib/apr/configure: fork: Cannot allocate memory
    /home/cpeasyapache/src/httpd-2.2.17/srclib/apr/configure: fork: Cannot allocate memory
    
    April 10, 2011 @ 9:54 pm | Reply
    • Check /proc/user_beancounters to see which one fails. Might not even be memory related.

      April 10, 2011 @ 11:26 pm | Reply
  25. New Customer:

    Anyone know how long it takes to get your VPS provisioned? I placed the order over 2 hours ago.

    April 10, 2011 @ 10:47 pm | Reply
    • PenguinTux:

      Took mine about 36 hrs

      April 11, 2011 @ 1:39 am | Reply
  26. Saustin:

    Is anyone still experiencing the IO problems or UBC problems? 10mbps or 100mbps line?

    April 10, 2011 @ 11:27 pm | Reply
    • PenguinTux:

      Not yet. 100mbit.

      :~# wget http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      --2011-04-11 01:39:47--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `100mb.test'
      
      100%[=====================================>] 104,857,600 9.21M/s   in 12s     
      
      2011-04-11 01:39:59 (8.64 MB/s) - `100mb.test' saved [104857600/104857600]
      
      April 11, 2011 @ 1:40 am | Reply
      • Saustin:

        Thanks! I will purchase ($5 is worth having an idle box, might just do a game server).
        How long did it take to get set up by them? I haven’t gotten an email from them other than receipt and paypal.

        April 11, 2011 @ 2:20 am | Reply
  27. Tom:

    Ordered mine around 3:30 pm, still haven’t got my VPS provisioned. Only available during weekdays?

    April 11, 2011 @ 1:40 am | Reply
    • PenguinTux:

      It takes 24-48 hours. I’m sure their order queue is backed up.

      April 11, 2011 @ 4:52 am | Reply
  28. PenguinTux:

    LEA:

    Typo?

    “VolumeDriver have their servers in Scranton PA, which is close to where their headquarter is. ”

    VolumeDriveR

    April 11, 2011 @ 6:35 am | Reply
  29. Andor:

    I just placed an order on their $9 package. I’ll let you guys know how it turns out.

    April 11, 2011 @ 2:04 pm | Reply
  30. deltadevil:

    Watiting 36 hours, still no server.

    April 11, 2011 @ 3:42 pm | Reply
    • Andor:

      That sounds bad. I hope we get our VPSes soon.

      April 11, 2011 @ 4:17 pm | Reply
  31. Saustin:

    Ordered 15hrs ago no response, expect to get today due to being a weekday?

    Contacted customer support, Jeff S. Said vps orders are being processed, that was around 1 hr ago.

    April 11, 2011 @ 4:28 pm | Reply
  32. deltadevil:

    Their support and service is totally shit, they have send the info with the password and login info, does not work.
    Tried pinging the IP given. No response from server.
    Contacted Support, no response within 1 hour.
    Disappointing

    April 11, 2011 @ 8:21 pm | Reply
  33. User:

    I’m having the same problem with the invalid password. If I try to recover my password I get an error. If this isn’t working within the next few hours I’ll be getting my money back through paypal. So far, I have nothing positive to say about these guys.

    April 11, 2011 @ 10:46 pm | Reply
  34. Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

    They should really use a ticket system, email for support is so Web 0.1

    April 11, 2011 @ 11:21 pm | Reply
  35. BluePanda:

    To the people who have brought VPS’s with them; how is your VPS? I would like some more information from people LEBers before i decide to buy..

    April 11, 2011 @ 11:25 pm | Reply
    • deltadevil:

      1 Day Review : Server is quiet alright, had few complications with the host, eg Server randomly rebooting or shuting down. But as for day 1 its alright.

      April 12, 2011 @ 4:11 pm | Reply
  36. User:

    Right now all I can suggest is to stay away. I took 24 hours for my vps to be activated. However, I can’t even log into it because the password they issued me does not work. Other people are saying they’ve waited 36+ hours to get their service activated. I am not the only one having issues with the password they provided me. For now, I wouldn’t order anything from them. I hope this isn’t the norm. I’m giving them some slack since they were just posted on here a few days ago and that may have led to more orders than normal. Still, I paid money for something and they have yet to deliver.

    April 11, 2011 @ 11:29 pm | Reply
  37. Saustin:

    Almost 24 hrs since purchase; if you purchase do NOT expect to get your VPS within 24 hrs.

    April 12, 2011 @ 12:37 am | Reply
    • Make sure you get them to change the billing date once setup. i have noticed there is quite a few companies making people wait for days yet charging for when there is no service provided.

      April 12, 2011 @ 12:48 am | Reply
      • Yes, almost all the companies with slow deployment…

        April 12, 2011 @ 12:50 am | Reply
      • Saustin:

        I would have overlooked that company trickery, thanks.

        April 12, 2011 @ 1:33 am | Reply
    • fajar:

      i don’t know whats wrong with yours order or company, but mine get around 10 hours since pay and username&password works. everytime i’m requesting support, the respond less than 3 hours.

      April 12, 2011 @ 2:52 am | Reply
  38. Jon:

    Purchased yesterday early afternoon – sent an email to info@ today asking for an update – no response yet. Not terribly promising so far…

    April 12, 2011 @ 3:15 am | Reply
    • Jon:

      Just an update – 55 hours in – still no VPS. A second email to support@ today was just replied to – VPS should be ready by tomorrow morning. Atleast they got back finally!

      April 13, 2011 @ 2:11 am | Reply
      • Jon:

        And another update – VPS came online today, almost 72 hours after order – BUT the server is extremely speedy, great IO, and indeed has 2GB burstable. I have access to 1 core on a xeon 5620.

        No complaints so far other than the long setup!

        April 13, 2011 @ 11:34 pm | Reply
  39. Andor:

    Almost 24 hours passed. No activation or any kind of activity besides the automated message. Disappointing

    April 12, 2011 @ 1:04 pm | Reply
  40. Joe Mackey:

    I was interested in a vps, however I came across this site and they over really nice dedi prices. Does anyone know when they restock? I sent them a email and haven’t recieved a response yet.

    April 12, 2011 @ 2:43 pm | Reply
  41. i got one from these guys the server performance was great!!!
    but the support is so slow.
    took them 48 hours for activating the vps.
    support contact is via email you have to wait within 24 hrs for them to respond. :)

    root@v-428:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 10.4815 s, 102 MB/s
    
    root@v-428:~# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
    --2011-04-12 18:55:56--  http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
    Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
    Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
    Saving to: `/dev/null'
    
    100%[======================================>] 104,857,600 11.1M/s   in 9.1s
    
    2011-04-12 18:56:05 (11.0 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]
    

    im gonna maintain this server since i dont use much their support. worth it :)

    April 12, 2011 @ 2:58 pm | Reply
  42. deltadevil:

    Everybody who’s got login problems please use this website to login : http://vps4.volumedrive.com:2407
    Should work for all.

    April 12, 2011 @ 4:12 pm | Reply
  43. Andor:

    Almost 48 hours, no VPS in sight.

    April 13, 2011 @ 1:02 pm | Reply
  44. User:

    Here’s my final post about these guys. To recap, VPS activation took about 24 hours. Their support is via email only and is slow and generally unreliable. You get fragmented responses and chances are their response is something you’ve already searched on google and tried and didn’t work. I also ran into a problem installing cpanel/whm on my vps. If you run into the same problem, install cpanel via the vePortal. Cpanel’s install script would not work on my vps. Overall, if you need vps service for reselling, or some other sort of mission critical application–stay away from these guys. If you are just looking for something casual with no support… I would recommend them. I don’t think their prices can be beat. So where they lack all the other refinements of more expensive hosts they make up for low cost. Bottom line, you get what you pay for.

    April 13, 2011 @ 6:34 pm | Reply
  45. Saustin:

    Took forever to activate. Temporary passwords are EASILY guessable.

    Other than that, it is DEFINITELY worth the $5 a month. If you don’t know anything about linux: don’t buy this box.

    April 14, 2011 @ 12:42 am | Reply
  46. Andor:

    Yeah, mine was activated during the night (about two days and a half). However now I’m experiencing some accessibility problems. My first attemp failed. I couldn’t access the control panel and the VPS, then it worked for about 10 mins, now I can’t access it again.

    April 14, 2011 @ 5:30 am | Reply
    • Andor:

      I still can’t access the control panel, but the VPS is stable now, and the results look good.

      suiseiseki:~# dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
      16384+0 records in
      16384+0 records out
      1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 18.1487 s, 59.2 MB/s
      suiseiseki:~# wget cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test -O /dev/null
      --2011-04-14 07:01:51-- http://cachefly.cachefly.net/100mb.test
      Resolving cachefly.cachefly.net... 205.234.175.175
      Connecting to cachefly.cachefly.net|205.234.175.175|:80... connected.
      HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
      Length: 104857600 (100M) [application/octet-stream]
      Saving to: `/dev/null'

      100%[=================================================================================>] 104,857,600 10.7M/s in 9.4s

      2011-04-14 07:02:00 (10.6 MB/s) - `/dev/null' saved [104857600/104857600]

      suiseiseki:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
      processor : 0
      vendor_id : GenuineIntel
      cpu family : 6
      model : 44
      model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz
      stepping : 2
      cpu MHz : 2400.141
      cache size : 12288 KB
      physical id : 1
      siblings : 8
      core id : 0
      cpu cores : 4
      apicid : 32
      fpu : yes
      fpu_exception : yes
      cpuid level : 11
      wp : yes
      flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc ida nonstop_tsc arat pni monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt lahf_lm
      bogomips : 4800.28
      clflush size : 64
      cache_alignment : 64
      address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
      power management: [8]

      You can access two cores, but I pasted only one, so it’s not too long and spammy.

      April 14, 2011 @ 7:11 am | Reply
  47. PenguinTux:

    My VPS is still working like a charm. I’m not really going to set my expectations high in terms of support for a 1 GB (2 GB burst) VPS for $5/m, at this rate I would be happy to even wait one week for provisioning as well as support.

    My VPS has always been up and performance is still great. I still don’t understand how their business plan works, they had a huge sale for Xeon X3440 w/ 8 GB RAM dedicateds for $49/m on WHT, that’s almost a three year ROI not to mention cancellations as well. This is a high end VPS for low end pricing. However they have been in business for 4-5 years which shows they are doing something right and know what they are doing. Probably a huge publicity stunt with all of these crazy offers. I hope they are still able to maintain profitability though. I say within a few months they will start raising prices on new orders, since they are probably getting lots and lots of publicity from the crazy offers as of late.

    April 14, 2011 @ 8:56 pm | Reply
    • DG:

      From where I stand it looks like they have burnt out a credit card or got some credit with ebuyer or the likes on a buy now pay back later deal, They invested in huge amounts of hardware and now giving some good deals to help cover costs and start collecting the cash flow for when it comes to pay off their debits, Anyone can do it if your feeling lucky enough to get such huge amounts of credit, They have been around afew years so its even more likely they got a business loan or something, I just hope their support picks up because all over the internet I keep seeing “Volume Drive Slow Support” & “Volume Drive 1 Week No Support”

      Its a cut throat industry and everyones out to make money, If they can pull this off I say good luck to them.

      April 15, 2011 @ 10:48 am | Reply
      • Tom:

        I have 2 VPS’s with them, when I send them 2 E-Mails regarding future orders never received a reply in 2 weeks. So consider support non-existent if you are buying from them.

        April 15, 2011 @ 11:37 am | Reply
        • DG:

          Exactly, This is what am referring too, I believe their client portal is under going some kind of updates, I think they should of got the client portal updates out the way before attracting such high attention to themselfs through these type of offers, emails will simply get lost and they will loose track of things as theirs no real way to document everything when its all email based in email accounts, It would be wise if they got their client portal up and running at least and forget about the “enhanced updates” for a while, at least it would bring everything into some kind of order.

          April 15, 2011 @ 12:16 pm | Reply
  48. Jaap:

    Ordered 42 hours ago, nothing heard yet.
    Ordernumber 2364

    April 15, 2011 @ 10:12 am | Reply
  49. my order number is 2390 so i guess mine will take longer than you.

    April 16, 2011 @ 2:40 pm | Reply
  50. To add up I agree with DG, They should at least invest and install WHMCS on their site and hire some support/technician before advertising their vps plans. It got me thinking that this company is run by a one man army.

    April 16, 2011 @ 5:27 pm | Reply
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

      OSTicket is free!

      April 16, 2011 @ 5:29 pm | Reply
  51. DG:

    They do have a client portal from what I can see – http://volumedrive.com/login/ but it appears to be undergoing some updates of some kind.

    April 16, 2011 @ 8:33 pm | Reply
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

      You can’t submit tickets from there, you have to email them. I have a dedicated with them, and the only time they responded was when my server was actually down (my fault), and they fixed that within 3 minutes, but when I replied to the same email saying that I needed another 1TB Drive, no reply.

      April 16, 2011 @ 8:51 pm | Reply
      • They’re ignoring requests that involve money? That’s pretty sad.

        April 16, 2011 @ 10:16 pm | Reply
        • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

          Sadly :(, its only $45 one time for 1TB drive though,

          April 16, 2011 @ 10:22 pm | Reply
  52. DG:

    @ Daniel I know you cant use their client portal hence my posts saying they should drop their “enhanced updates” as it appears to be taking along time to do these “enhanced updates” to their client portal, What drives are they using anyway?

    April 17, 2011 @ 12:01 am | Reply
  53. DG:

    Samsung drives are ment to be alright for putting into software raid, However for the price your going to pay for that samsung, You might aswell pay $10 – $20 more and get a 500GB re4 unless you need the full 1TB space of course.

    April 17, 2011 @ 6:20 pm | Reply
    • Daniel @ LowEndTalk:

      I ordered a 1TB Drive off VolumeDrive to add to my dedicated server, ill see what they add (if it gets added)

      April 17, 2011 @ 6:56 pm | Reply
      • DG:

        I wouldnt expect massive performance from a 1TB Samsung disk… Their low spinners and have a small cache… They make good drives for backup servers though.

        April 17, 2011 @ 7:06 pm | Reply
  54. Fenne:

    I ordered 1GB OpenVZ VPS. The server is very fast and looks ok, but I just can’t install anything from repositories.
    CentOS’ yum couldn’t find package irssi, neither could debian’s apt-get
    but I’m using default repos. Anyone’s got the same problem?

    April 18, 2011 @ 12:40 pm | Reply
  55. Yeah:

    Fenne, have you tried apt-get update before trying to install packages?

    April 20, 2011 @ 4:48 am | Reply
  56. Hudson Nguyen:

    Just bought VPS package 1 yesterday, waiting, waiting, waiting !!!
    Sent 3 emails, cannot get any support from them

    April 22, 2011 @ 8:41 am | Reply
  57. Michael:

    Hello, I ordered the vps 3 days ago yet I still don’t have it. Customer Support seems non-existent.

    April 23, 2011 @ 3:33 am | Reply
  58. Ordered VPS on Friday the 15th, was live Monday the 18th, not bad. It is performing very well. Also have a dedicated server with them for the last 4 months or so.

    April 24, 2011 @ 5:29 am | Reply
  59. Hudson Nguyen:

    My first time using hosting service with minimal support. I was with HostGator and can chat with their supporters almost any time. Happy if my cancellation give stock to other.

    April 25, 2011 @ 3:05 pm | Reply
    • DG:

      I think your expecting far to much for a budget provider like volumedrive

      April 25, 2011 @ 7:12 pm | Reply
    • If you can’t run a server on your own a VPS is not for you. Stick with HostGator.

      April 25, 2011 @ 7:54 pm | Reply
      • *chuckle* You’re not a former SPAM-L person, are you?

        Hudson Nguyen, if you need help, you may want to stop by the forums here to ask:

        http://lowendtalk.com

        Do realize that as mentioned up above running a VPS or server requires a level of expertise to do so. Your don;t drive down the interstate screaming out the window asking for instructions on how to drive, do you? Hope not.

        Also google exists for a reason. :)

        April 25, 2011 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
  60. Hudson Nguyen:

    Did I say anything about asking for technical help ? I am now happy with the other service (wont tell the name as you think I am a spammer!). I do complain about a minimal polite manner they don’t have when ignoring all the emails I sent. FYI, their ticket system didn’t work !

    By the way, paying less for more doesn’t mean you are ‘pro’. I use this level of VPS for my hobbies.

    April 26, 2011 @ 2:25 am | Reply
    • Actually I was trying to be polite and make a suggestion about where you could go to get help if you needed it.

      Not sure where you’re seeing seeing the assumption that paying less makes one a pro. If that was true, I wouldn’t be spending $80k a month on keeping my server sup and running.

      I use this level of VPS for my hobbies.

      That won’t stop abusers and spammers who will try to run 8 billion emails through your VPS. May be a hobby to you but that won’t stop abuse when you get targeted.

      April 27, 2011 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
      • drmike said: That won’t stop abusers and spammers who will try to run 8 billion emails through your VPS. May be a hobby to you but that won’t stop abuse when you get targeted.

        I hope people read this ’cause it’s important.

        Well said drmike.

        April 27, 2011 @ 9:13 pm | Reply
      • I’ve noticed both of my VPS’s have port 25 open and sendmail or whatever SMTP server is running by default. Is it secure by default since I haven’t configured it or do I need to take some additional steps?

        Thanks.

        April 27, 2011 @ 10:35 pm | Reply
  61. I purchased vps from them 10 days ago, till yesterday everything’s been running fine. today i can’t access the default apache page of my vps when entering my vps ip, and can’t access my vps using putty.

    weird thing is, I can access my vps using vePortal. Tried rebooting, shutdown then starting my vps but to no avail. anyone know what’s the cause of this problem? I just email the support but i doubt they will reply in a day.

    April 27, 2011 @ 3:18 am | Reply
  62. Blackstorm72:

    Hmm, Ipap.co holds a ton of dedicated servers from these guys, which probably explains the slow responses.
    I almost purchased a dedicated server here when they were in stock, but veered back. Glad I did.

    I may still purchase a small 1GB system with them, since it is only $5.00 and thats good enough for me to likely test it with a VoIP (TS3).

    @Sean Young and drmike
    I have to admit, HostGator got me where i’m at now with websites. Very helpful they are. Google works fine, but damn, can it be hard to find things -sometimes-.

    April 27, 2011 @ 7:21 am | Reply
  63. Jon:

    Just an update RE: support – I had an issue last night with very high loss on my VPS – turns out another customers on my node was under attack. I emailed them about it and they replied within 5 minutes and resolved it quickly – of the 4 emails I have sent to support@ they have answered within 5 minutes each time

    April 27, 2011 @ 5:44 pm | Reply
    • Do you mean “high loads”?

      April 27, 2011 @ 5:51 pm | Reply
      • Jon:

        No it was getting about 80% packetloss and random bursts of high pings. It took them a few to fix it, but they were able to within a reasonable amount of time – and were very responsive to support tickets. Basically I was just complimenting them on their support and handling of the issue.

        April 27, 2011 @ 11:43 pm | Reply
  64. For anyone who is interested I ran some tests / scripts on my VPS…
    http://seanism.com/blog/?p=246

    If there is anything anyone thinks I should add let me know.

    April 27, 2011 @ 5:54 pm | Reply
  65. Ya my other VPS really knocks it out of the park compared to this…
    http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/406629

    May 6, 2011 @ 11:08 pm | Reply
  66. Stefano Rossi:

    How’s this even possible?

    $ dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync
    16384+0 records in
    16384+0 records out
    1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 446.172 s, 2.4 MB/s
    May 8, 2011 @ 11:00 am | Reply
  67. any clue if they meter BW from burst to VD?

    May 9, 2011 @ 4:19 am | Reply
  68. HM:

    These guys have some really strange values for UBC. Barrier for shmpages on my 2GB account is set to 800, which gives me ~3MB available for tmpfs. Does anyone have a clue on why they’re using these values? Usage of shmpages would be included in privvmpages anyway, so I’m really having trouble seeing what they have to gain from setting the shmpages barrier this low.

    I did contact their support on this matter, and they actually increased the UBC barrier from 300 or so up to 800. But as this tiny increase didn’t really help all that much, I tried to contact them again. This time they didn’t respond at all.

    May 12, 2011 @ 11:39 am | Reply
    • Generally shmpages is like oomguarpages barrier right?

      May 17, 2011 @ 6:28 pm | Reply
    • Try not mounting /tmp as tmpfs? Although I have to agree that 800 for shmpages is very low.

      May 17, 2011 @ 11:33 pm | Reply
  69. Andor:

    Sorry for still bringing up this, but I’ve had no troubles with these guys. I ordered 2 VPSes from them, both arrived in about 3 days. One of them is on the vps4 node, the other is on vps7. The one on vps4 went down about an hour or so ago (the node itself seems to be down). vps7 is fine, anyone have their vps down ?

    May 17, 2011 @ 6:14 pm | Reply
  70. d.v:

    This host is really funny. I’ve waited 2 days for the VPS delivery. OK, I can live with that. But when it was delivered, my probles really started.
    There was a Debian 6 installed on the VPS. “Great!” I thought. I was wrong. It was working, but not with the I’net. No ping, no traceroute, no SSH, nothing. Tried rebooting – same output. Tried reinstalling the OS – nothing. I’ve even tried to install Debian 5 (64 and 32-bit) – same problem, VPS doesn’t seem to connect to network. The funny thing is, when I tried CentOS and Fedora, it worked like a charm, everything went smooth.
    I’ve tried to contact support, but there was no answer (in few days).

    If you want CentOS/Fedora only VPS, get it. If you want Debian, you can end up with non-working VPS.

    I’m not going to stay with them. The price is great for the specs, the nods are fast and work pretty good, but everything else is shitty.

    May 22, 2011 @ 3:57 pm | Reply
    • John:

      Exactly the same issue with me.

      May 31, 2011 @ 8:51 am | Reply
  71. John:

    Avoid at all costs!
    I paid about $20 in total for a VPS and cPanel server from them and it didn’t work (second server which didn’t work) so contacted them, and after about 1 month when the payment expired for VPS and cPanel they still haven’t contacted me regardless of me contacting them at about 2 or 3 different email addresses!

    Avoid them.

    May 31, 2011 @ 8:50 am | Reply
  72. Tom:

    If there was anything good I said about them, I take it back, once node was oversold they didn’t bother to stop any of the abuse, I/O wait is only good for running shit like scrapboxes or over spam (Since according to Burst and VD it’s not spam, it’s “internet advertising”). Besides that constant out of memory errors and finally on a lucky day a server with mysql database completely crashes. Guess what – Can’t help you.
    Can I get a new node at least – Of course not, we will ignore you. Got 2/6 e-mails answered in 3 month from them. Moving on.

    June 3, 2011 @ 7:32 am | Reply
    • zidit:

      I have the same problem almost exactly with you. High IOwait many times and cannot allocated memory even I use only 600MB out of 2000MB

      June 12, 2011 @ 7:23 pm | Reply
  73. Thomas:

    Having problems getting server to work at the moment. Debain 5 is flaky and only requires 7 characters of your password to log in, what a security flaw! Grrr I’m so annoyed, I can’t do anything at the moment.

    June 3, 2011 @ 9:13 am | Reply
  74. Vipies:

    Is this company can be trusted?

    June 4, 2011 @ 6:29 am | Reply
  75. Just to throw out a link since this got hinted at in another post, they appear to have issue combating abuse:

    http://sitevet.com/db/asn/AS46664

    June 7, 2011 @ 9:50 pm | Reply
  76.              Total     Used     Free
    Kernel:   763429.70M   19.33M 763410.36M
    Allocate: 33298.00M  576.73M 32721.27M (4001M Guaranteed)
    Commit:   4001.12M  285.75M 3715.38M (46.2% of Allocated)
    Swap:               250.93M          (94.2% of Committed)

    it’s supposed to have 1GB guaranteed/2GB burstable

    June 20, 2011 @ 8:17 pm | Reply
    • Something very wrong with this output. Can you please post your /proc/user_beancounters here? Thanks.

      June 21, 2011 @ 5:16 am | Reply
      • Same thing here – I have the 2GB/4GB Burst, in vePortal its 2/3 and in my VPS with VNC on system monitor it says:

        250.92M Swap (OpenVZ has Swap?!)
        7.1GiB Memory (What? I tested this and it is possible for me to get up to 6 GiB, I wasn’t gonna push it)

        Memory seems way off.

        June 21, 2011 @ 5:57 am | Reply
        • Tom:

          If memory is your only problem, wish you could see my empty container showing load of 1 for a the last two weeks ;)

          June 21, 2011 @ 8:40 am | Reply
        • vzfree is supposed to show how much of your processes is swapped out on the node. What’s odd is free shows swap too.

          free -m
                       total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
          Mem:          7955        564       7390          0          0          0
          -/+ buffers/cache:        564       7390
          Swap:          859        215        644

          (215mb is also what vzfree shows for swap right now)

          Another odd thing is:
          1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 21.4018 seconds, 50.2 MB/s
          I have no idea how a system swapping that bad can get that good disk IO unless the swap is on another drive.

          June 23, 2011 @ 1:12 am | Reply
    •  cat /proc/user_beancounters
      Version: 2.5
             uid  resource                     held              maxheld              barrier                limit              failcnt
            108:  kmemsize                 13366714             34330516         800514055920         900514055920                    0
                  lockedpages                     0                    8                 2048                 4086                    0
                  privvmpages                144899               840178              8524288              1024288                    7
                  shmpages                     1732                 4126                80042              1200042                    0
                  dummy                           0                    0                    0                    0                    0
                  numproc                        80                  133                 1024                 2048                    0
                  physpages                    7418               481511           2147483646           4147483648                    0
                  vmguarpages                     0                    0              1024288              1024288                    0
                  oomguarpages                62511               588368              1024288              2024288                    0
                  numtcpsock                     18                   42                 5400                 5400                    0
                  numflock                       10                   14                 1024                 2048                    0
                  numpty                          2                    3                 1024                 2048                    0
                  numsiginfo                      1                   24                 1024                 2048                    0
                  tcpsndbuf                  317400              2896176           4414800000           6414800000                    0
                  tcprcvbuf                  294912              9804136           4414800000           6414800000                    0
                  othersockbuf               280896               929128              1126080              2097152                    0
                  dgramrcvbuf                     0               262104               262144               262144                 1051
                  numothersock                  167                  250              2097152              4097152                    0
                  dcachesize                      0                    0            883409920            993409920                    0
                  numfile                      2642                 3841                99312                99312                    0
                  dummy                           0                    0                    0                    0                    0
                  dummy                           0                    0                    0                    0                    0
                  dummy                           0                    0                    0                    0                    0
                  numiptent                       4                   20                81244               811244                    0
      June 22, 2011 @ 9:28 pm | Reply
      • The user beancounters is indeed quite screwy…

        I have also updated the vzfree to fix some bugs + use syscall to determine the page size (rather than hard coding it). It’s on github now.

        https://github.com/lowendbox/vzfree

        June 23, 2011 @ 12:57 am | Reply
        • Same thing on the new version:

                         Total       Used       Free
          Kernel:   763429.70M     12.81M 763416.88M
          Allocate:  33298.00M    565.05M  32732.95M (4001M Guaranteed)
          Commit:     4001.12M    257.56M   3743.57M (43.3% of Allocated)
          Swap:                   215.28M            (88.0% of Committed)
          June 23, 2011 @ 1:08 am | Reply
        • Yup it would say the same thing. Just to catch some edge cases.

          June 23, 2011 @ 1:20 am | Reply
        • Also, it seems that I can’t allocate more than 4gb. (tweaked mysql to use way too much ram and created 250 apache processes)

          June 23, 2011 @ 1:21 am | Reply
  77. Carter:

    Some nice quotes out of their AUP / TOS (http://volumedrive.com/policies/tos.html http://volumedrive.com/policies/aup.html):
    ——————————————————————————————–

    11. Running any process that listen on a network port unless first authorized by VolumeDrive.

    3. Scheduled Processes (***This only applies to shared hosting and not dedicated servers***), including (but not limited to) “cron jobs” and “at jobs”, can significantly drain server and network resources due to overuse. Customers are restricted from running any processor- or network-intensive scheduled process more than once per day. Processes which do not excessively use (at VolumeDrive discretion)* processor or network resources may be run more often, but no more than once every hour.

    4. Process Monitoring(***This only applies to shared hosting and not dedicated servers***) Using any script or program that continually monitors running processes, internal or external sites or applications, or e-mail accounts that execute at an interval of less than one hour is strictly prohibited.

    12. Process Limits(***This only applies to shared hosting and not dedicated servers***) VolumeDrive currently limits Customers’ processes to the following resource restrictions:

    CPU time: 20 minutes
    Resident memory:48 megabytes
    Virtual memory: 80 megabytes
    Open files: 240
    Running processes: 20

    5. Long-running Processes(***This only applies to shared hosting and not dedicated servers***) VolumeDrive strictly prohibits the execution of long-running processes (more than 5 minutes of CPU time) unless specifically authorized in advance by VolumeDrive.*

    ——————————————————————————————–
    nice, huh? … and so, I don’t want ANYTHING from them anymore if they don’t change their AUP.

    June 22, 2011 @ 7:43 am | Reply
    • The network port AUP would explain why everyone times out on our backup game server. that’s terrible, its like I can’t even host a voip server without telling them (oh wait I am, whatever)

      June 22, 2011 @ 8:50 am | Reply
      • Carter:

        Problem is that they can “kick” you, if you don’t do.. and that’s a little risky, to be kicked only for using your payed VPS :D

        June 22, 2011 @ 8:52 am | Reply
        • Not planning to repurchase the VPS anyway. Expires on the 26th of this month so i’ll lose about 50 cents?

          Bleh. I’ll just keep it up and if it suspends tomorrow or within an hour I’ll just set it up on a more… *opened* vps that allows port listening. Not sure why a VPS wouldn’t listen on a port unless you just use it for a proxy around your workplace.

          June 23, 2011 @ 1:55 am | Reply
    • AFAIK, these kind of policies are of a shared hosting. And dedicated/vps is the “same” thing. Let’s say, this are outdated TOS/AUP probably. But maybe better to ask.

      June 22, 2011 @ 10:02 pm | Reply
      • Carter:

        I wrote them already a mail >48h ago – no answer until yet. Also tried by contact form on page. Don’t know.. could be they don’t want me as customer? :(

        June 22, 2011 @ 10:04 pm | Reply
  78. Nadine:

    I haven’t heard from them after I cancelled my vps =))) It was barely one month -,- I waited for a week for the setup and now there something wrong with its OS reloader. So I just gave up =)) But Josh seems to be nice guy. I’m still waiting if I’ll hear from them regarding it as it’s been like, 3 or 4 days I think :/ Too bad, good specs for a VPS. Dunno if they’re real though as I’ve only used like 1% of those lol.

    June 22, 2011 @ 10:20 pm | Reply
  79. Rhys:

    Ordered yesterday and the vps hasnt arrived. Not that i expected any differently from the comments here

    August 19, 2011 @ 8:14 am | Reply
    • Rhys:

      Should have updated you guys sooner, but within 24 hours the VPS got activated, so the wait wasn’t too bad for m. Although I emailed support@volumedrive.com to ask them why I was still waiting they activated the VPS very soon after.

      Also, I think it was well worth the wait because the VPS is very fast and also very high end for the price. I haven’t had time to post all the benchmarks but I can confirm that I am getting the full 100mbit’s most of the time and also 60-80mb’s file copy speed.

      August 21, 2011 @ 5:42 pm | Reply
  80. vru:

    Hi
    I used Volumedrive openvz vps (4.95$/month) for 6-9 months. Not a single issue.
    Suddenly I lost access to my vps, no access via ssh either via web-portal.

    Last invoice Oct, 14th 2011, Paid 16 Oct.
    I send them 2 mail in 4 days, no answer.
    Very disappointed!

    October 22, 2011 @ 5:34 pm | Reply
    • vru:

      I got my vps back.
      I can access via SSH, name changed,probably the node too (v5-xxx), no web console yet, no answer to my mails!

      October 25, 2011 @ 12:14 pm | Reply
  81. Allan:

    Ordered a dedicated server over of 4 days!! AND NO DETAILS!!… The answer was: We’ve received several hundred orders. Again, we can not give an ETA, but we should certainly have it to you by the end of the week….!!

    October 25, 2011 @ 7:51 am | Reply
    • Daniel:

      Make sure they backdate your billing date too! The longer they take the more profit they can make..

      October 25, 2011 @ 12:11 pm | Reply
  82. Cameron Lamnea:

    About the first few comments regarding them coloing at burst net.

    I remember reading a few months back that they actually started out operating completely within burst nets datacenter. They rented space there and operated out of it i guess. Reading on i think it said they had since moved otu due to expansion but still use burst nets infarstucture. Therefore whenever burst is our so is VD as far as i am aware.

    February 7, 2012 @ 3:57 pm | Reply
  83. Mike Robinson:

    The reason they can offer these prices is because they are scammers and thieves. I ordered a dedicated server. They took my money and ran and they’re now ignoring my emails.

    August 6, 2012 @ 9:47 pm | Reply
  84. alex:

    If you are running personel blog then the vps is good, but if you are serious about running an app, please dont buy bcos i have vps with them which is very slow and their support oh my god you are not sure when will they reply(it might take even a weak) and most of the time they dont even reply, i used to post in WHT only then i used to get reply,never ever host any application with them bcos u never know when will they delete your server :) they dont keep backup,even after payment they had deleted my server ,:) i think they got me now …..be aware of Volume Drive

    March 28, 2013 @ 6:14 am | Reply
    • Gary:

      Doesn’t sound like they’re good even for a personal blog. Their prices are nothing special. You can get much better services from good providers.

      March 28, 2013 @ 8:55 am | Reply

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